December 5, 2011
Start of July 1987
Show is certainly a five star performance. Twelve song first set showcasing the best of "In The Dark" and of their else-wise greatest song for song fare.
Two hours forty minutes is a long show for 1987 and you could tell they were probably feeding off of those energetic New Yorkers hoots and hollers.
All the songs are shorter versions than some, In the typical 87' fashion, (Deal only clocks in at 6 minutes, Cassidy at 4:30) but certainly campy mistakes aside, the sound is still polished and the boys are ON FIRE.
The recording is interesting. Like many of the 87' Re-Flacs they have the clarity in the instruments like a SBD, but the background audience noise can be invasive, and the volume seems to waver a bit. Also it sounds like your listening to the recording at a distance. Many of the great March and April 87' shows also have poor SBD quality. Still, the recording in COMPLETELY listen-able and one of the best shows (Dylan-less) of July 1987.
Thanks for this. Don't know how I missed it before!